What Is The Most Popular Specialty Flooring In Florida?

By Lisa Hobbie Created: July, 2021 - Modified: October, 2023

The most popular specialty flooring in Florida is from Greatmats - designed to endure the extreme heat, humidity, and storms the state produces, while also looking fabulous.

Aside from the popular attractions in Orlando, the deep sea fishing in Tampa Bay, and the vibrant nightlife in South Beach, Florida also boasts some of the best sport, dance, and martial arts facilities, all of which chose Greatmats for their flooring needs.

Martial Arts Flooring

Martial Arts Karate Mat Premium 1 InchChris Damiano of Centerline Martial Arts in Destin, Florida has employed numerous Greatmats products at his facility where he offers Wing Chun, striking, kickboxing, jiu-jitsu, and more.

Over the years, he has ordered Pro Taekwondo Martial Arts Mats - which served as a base for much of the training he offers. For Judo and Jiu Jitsu, he adds the Greatmats’ 2-inch thick 4x10 Foot Folding Mats which provides an extra layer of cushion for high impact techniques. He has since upgraded to the 1 1/2 inch thick Grappling MMA Mats with a no-burn tatami surface and 4-foot critical fall height rating.

Chris loves the grappling mats. He says, “Those mats get an awful lot of use every night. The overall quality of those mats is great. They're durable. We usually do 45 minutes of technique and eight 5-minute rounds of sparring/grappling. We always start standing. Using wrestling takedowns or judo takedowns, three rounds of kickboxing, and three rounds of kickboxing with takedowns. I love that tatami top.''

Pole Pads and Post Padding AllChris also has installed a Greatmats Pole Pad, which is often used as a circuit training tool. People use it to train with - practicing kicks and strikes.

Pole Pads and Post Padding AllAll the way on the other end of the state, in Miami, you will find Kung Fu Connection, another martial arts facility that has empowered thousands of students through the traditional arts of tai chi, chi gung and kung fu.

Owner Alice Billman says, “Our pure lineage school, expansive curriculum, and living Master of over 40 years has coined us The Real Thing.''

So, it’s no surprise that Billman turned to Greatmats to use to equip her academy.

She chose the Pro Martial Arts Mats Sport 20 mm puzzle mats, noting that the pricing at Greatmats played a pivotal role in the decision, as she needed to cover more than 10,000 square feet.

Pole Pads and Post Padding AllShe has been extremely satisfied with the floor’s ability to provide the perfect surface on which to train, offering freedom of movement and protection for special needs students who are prone to falling.

Dance Flooring

Plyometric Rubber Gym Roll 3/8 Inch Per SF12-year-old Josie Stewart of Jupiter, Florida has been a dancer for 10 years.

She usually trains at The Florida School For Dance Education, but she had to take her training to her home garage studio during COVID-19’s social distancing. Her mother, Emily, had already done plenty of research about providing the best flooring system on which to dance, which naturally led her to the company Greatmats.

Josie’s mother wanted a flooring solution that would offer the perfect surface on which to dance, while also being easy to disassemble and move if need be for a hurricane or other unexpected Florida weather event. They chose a system that consisted of a layer of plyometric rubber(to add some “spring” to the concrete garage floor), topped by a layer of flat top court floor tiles (for maintained stability) and finished with a layer of Rosco Reversible Dance Floor Marley.

The flooring system has proven to be the perfect solution to dance comfortably while staying safe and injury-free.

Inclines Wedge Mats All SizesAbout 1.5 hours south is another dance customer of Greatmats. Encore Dance Theatre in Sunrise, Florida, has been in business for 28 years and recently added an Incline Wedge cheese mat to its inventory. It helps with everything from forward rolls to leg strengthening, to hand springs and front and back walkovers.

Greatmats has a large selection of sports-themed carpet tiles that are sure to impress your guests and add a boost of team spirit to any room.

Greatmats - For The Best Florida Flooring

When it comes to Florida flooring, Greatmats offers the best. With solutions that go far beyond those featured here, if you have a flooring project to tackle, Greatmats has a product for you.

Whether you want to install faux wood flooring in Jacksonville condos, or if you want to put laminate tile in your Ft. Lauderdale home, Greatmats offers the best products, the most reliable shipping, and top-notch service.

When it comes to Florida flooring, the options are virtually endless. No matter what product or products you choose, you simply can’t go wrong when you purchase from Greatmats!